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Community’s help sought for ‘Pack A Back Pack’

July 23, 2014

PLYMOUTH - With the advent of fall comes the smell of wax crayons and freshly sharpened pencils, but not all families can afford new school supplies. According to the Institute of Education Sciences, in fall 2013, about 50.1 million students were predicted to attend public elementary and secondary schools. Of these, 35.3 million were in prekindergarten through 8th grade.
The Plymouth Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge 195 is gearing up their annual Pack a Backpack program to help Marshall County families with the costs of new school supplies by requesting donations from County residents.

Water main flushing continues

July 23, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Water main flushing will continue this week for residents within the city limits. The Plymouth Water Department is working hard to complete the annual flushing as quickly as possible.
The water mains are flushed once per year over a period of about four weeks. This is done to clear sediment from the lines to keep water flowing smoothly for all.
“The yearly flushing of the lines helps maintain the distribution system,” said Ryan Lunetta of the Water Department. “The proper maintaining of the lines also helps reduce the chances of having a water main break.”

Moving Blueberry Festival may be a possibility

July 23, 2014

ARGOS/PLYMOUTH — Argos Interim superintendent Russ Mikel told school board members that he had been approached by a Blueberry Festival Board member about the possibility of allowing Argos students out of school on Friday if the Festival is moved to that area in the future.

This information may be linked to Plymouth's decision to build new tennis courts which could reduce available space for a number of Blueberry Festival activities.

For more on this story, read today's Pilot News.

Copper wire theft is hazardous

July 22, 2014

By Diona Eskew
Staff Writer

MARSHALL COUNTY — A recent theft of copper wire from a Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) substation has sprouted an investigation.
“Several hundred feet of copper wire and copper lugs were stolen from the Burr Oak substation,” said NIPSCO Director of External Communications Nick Meyer. “Unfortunately, with serving 32 counties, we see these kind of incidents sometimes.”
Thieves target copper wire to sell it to scrap dealers. The theft isn’t just a criminal matter. It could be a matter of life and death.

Getting to the root of who's responsible for the trees

July 22, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — There are many trees that line the banks of the Yellow River. Property owners Penny and Alice Cleveland expressed concern with getting to the bottom of who is responsible to care for those trees. According to Penny Cleveland the trees do not fall on her property line although there is a tree that is unsafe and could damage her property if it falls. Alice has a similar problem.

New leadership for Highway Department

July 22, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — The Marshall County Commissioners named two new leaders for the Highway Department. The commissioners recently added two positions; Administrative Manager and Supervisor of County Highways. The pair will work directly under the commissioner. The position of Highway Superintendent will go unfilled but will remain as a position description in the event the department needs the position in the future. Get the details in today's Pilot News paper.

Two arrested in early morning traffic stop

July 18, 2014

LAPAZ — Marshall County Police arrested two people after a traffic stop at 1 a.m today.

In a press release from the Marshall County Police, at approximately 1 a.m. an officer with the Marshall County Police Dept. initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle on US 31 at the intersection of US 6. During the stop, County Police Canine Arras walked around the vehicle and indicated the presence of narcotics, according to police

Malaysian jet crashes near Ukraine

July 17, 2014

Malaysian jet crashes near Ukraine

Highway Department — two bosses instead of one

July 15, 2014

MARSHALL COUNTY — The county has been without a superintendent for the Highway Department for several months. The general foreman and other crew members have stepped up to fill the void while the County Commissioners review potential replacements. Commissioner Deb Griewank asked the County Council to approve a recommendations made by the personnel committee last week.

Sewer project bids are in

July 15, 2014

PLYMOUTH — Five bids were submitted for the Beerenbrook and Jefferson Street sewer project during last nights City of Plymouth's Board of Works regular meeting. The bids averaged near a half-million dollars. The five bids will be reviewed before a final decision is made.
The 2014 street and sidewalk project bid was accepted at over $300,000. Street closures were discussed for Pennsylvania Ave and parking resolutions were also made. For complete details see today's Pilot News.

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